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Houston Voice, No. 825, August 16, 1996 - File 006. 1996-08-16. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/17028/show/17000.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 825, August 16, 1996
Contributor
  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
Publisher Window Media
Date August 16, 1996
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 006
Transcript w 6y Saft&uutqa Jtao€wd&i faff P&} HOUSTON VOICE/AUGUST 16, 1996 5 With A Name Like That, What Did They Expect? One woman introduced herself and fcsaid, "I have been married to the same man for twenty-five years and we have three kids." Approving nods all 'round. The next one said, "I am new to Houston, my husband was transferred here from New Orleans. I can find my way to work and to WalMart and that's all." Several generous offers to provide geographic assistance. "I live with a woman in a committed relationship. We have three kids, all* grown." Gasps, embarrassment and clutching of breast. Not from my new co-workers, but from my brother (straight, but stretching to accommodate his sister's outness) whom I related my first- day-on-the-new-job experiences to. He agreed with my partner Jan, that I had become pale and eccentric, slouching alone in front of a computer all day tapping out my fortune on a keyboard. They thought I needed to be around people, earning vacation time and wearing some of the new clothes I spent all my writing earnings on. He despairingly predicted that I had just outted myself out of a good job where I had only hours before been assigned an office with my name on the door (and a picture of Jan on my desk) and more money than I have ever made in my life. Downtown. Free parking. A pass key and password, security clearance, and voice mail. It is an appointment requiring ethical judgment and sensitivity to possible fraud. I was pretty proud of myself for being awarded such a position, and here he was projecting my queer self into the unemployment lines. (And I don't think you're even eligible for unemployment if you are fired for a reason of offense. "You offended those people by saying that!") I certainly offended him by saying it. He has known since I have that I am a Lesbian. He knows Jan and he likes her enough to take us both out for pizza. He attends our parties and meets our friends and he loves my kids. But this! This was too much: Walking into a room of new orientees and "blurting out" to them—and to my new boss—that I am Gay. "That's like telling them that you're deaf, or not a Christian, or, not white, for Christsake!" And he was vehement because he kne did tell them all of that, but only as it came up in conversation. And no one seemed to suffer the indignation he' did when they heard it. He sighed. He said he hoped I still had a job the next day. Not that he would discriminate against an employee who was Gay, or very hard of hearing or not Christian or not White, but in his experience other corporate supervisors tended to be less tolerant of those peculiarities than himself. We'll see. Jazz is an out-and-pr&ud sister of her openly white, straight, corporately successful brother . /"*~*»V ^Qallery^ Hyde Park Gallery Individually done by hand to archival standards, photographic prints of investment quality by artist photographers Paul De- Rigne and Chris Mag- isano will be on display at the Hyde Park Gallery, 711 Hyde Park, beginning with a recep- ' tion planned for day, August 16 from 7 Park Gallery until 9:00 p.m. Toni Jones Gallery Painting, drawings and sculptures by JoAnne Copeland, Sheila Bemis Greene, Geno Haber, Robert White and others will be on exhibit at the Toni Jones Gallery, I91I-C W. Alabama (at Hazard) through Saturday August 24. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Barbara Davis Gallery The show "Convergence" will be open .at the Barbara Davis Gallery, 711 Louisiana, (Ground Floor of the Pennzoil Building) through Sept. 25. The gallery is open from 8:00 a.m. until noon, Tuesday to Friday, and the show features work by many artists using most medh. urns. Contemporary Arts Museum The work of Dan Friedman, a radical modernist designer, will be showcased at the Contemporary Arts Museum, #216 Montrose Blvd. until Sept. 22. The museum is open T.W,F,Sa 10-5; Th, 10-9 and Su, noon to 5. No charge for admis- Paul DeR'tgne's "The Heart Has its Reasons" at the Hyde sion but a $3 donation is suggested. The work of Sugimoto, an exploration of photography. Buddhism, and time, capturing harmony with nature, an individuals immediate surroundings, the beauty of plainness, rusticity, and simplicity and continual repetition of established gestures, be on exhibit until Sept. 1. Project Row Houses In the 3rd Ward, Project Row Houses displays the work of young artists who have been connected with the project. The display is open W,Th,F, noon to 6 and Sat. noon to 5 and is located at 2501 Hol- man between St. Charles and Live Oaks Streets. Telephone 526-7662. Watercolor Art Society The Watercolor Art Society—Houston, at 1601 W. Alabama, is open Tu-Sa, 10-3. The current show, Reflections, will be hung until Sept. 6. Members are reminded ofthe membership show coming in October. Telephone 942-9966 for details.
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